Shaped like 18 distinct clearings in Ouachita National Forest, the holes of Cedar Creek Golf Course reside at the western extremity of the sprawling Broken Bow Lake. Keeping a golf ball from sneaking off into the pine trees that line the fairways of each hole is a good start for any golfer, but the dense forestry isn't the only hazard looming over the layout. Significant elevation swings?the course runs among the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains?and the course's namesake creek can wear equally on any golfer's psyche. Those who can keep their shots squarely on the Bermuda grass greens and fairways, however, will enjoy an easier round as they soak in picturesque surroundings. A practice area complete with driving range and putting green can help prepare golfers for their rounds, giving players a spot to stretch, calibrate swings, and warn trees with practice axe-chops before teeing off on the first hole.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 6,582 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 72.3 from the back tees
Course slope of 125 from the back tees
Three sets of tees per hole